Gender and Family Violence

Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Our research addresses the prevention of gendered family and intimate partner violence, the ways in which local, national and international patterns influence social and criminal justice responses to violence, and how women and those who have experienced family violence can be supported to access economic and social security.

Research projects

Our current research projects are focused on adolescent family violence, Victorian Royal Commission recommendations, and prevention of intimate partner homicide.

Research briefs

Critical family violence information is available from our two page briefs on family violence prevention including: Understanding Intimate Terrorism, Access to Justice for Women with Disability and Understanding Adolescent Violence.

Research outputs

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Community engagement

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Official Launch of Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. The Centre signals Monash University’s commitment in response to the rising awareness of family violence as the most common form of violence against women and the momentum towards transformative change arising from Victoria's landmark Royal Commission into…

Next stage of the Review underway for Family Safety Victoria The Gender and Family Violence team of researchers at Monash University have been contracted by Family Safety Victoria to conduct an independent Review of the Information Sharing Scheme and processes of implementation. The first stages of the Review were to gather data on information sharing…

Dowry abuse: Submission to Senate Standing Committees on Legal & Constitutional Affairs

On 17 August 2018, researchers from the Monash University School of Social Sciences, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Migration and Inclusion Centre, and Gender, Peace and Security provided a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs inquiry into the practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse in Australia. You can…

Adolescent family violence: Research report available online

On Thursday 2 August, we launched our Research Report Investigating Adolescent Family Violence in Victoria: Understanding experiences and practitioner perspectives and our new International Network Addressing Filial Violence. The Research Report was launched by Liana Buchanan, the Victorian Commissioner for Children and Young people and a part-time Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Liana commenced as Principal Commissioner…

Award for best PhD presentation at Victorian Postgraduate Criminology Conference: Jessica Burley

Congratulations to Jessica Burley who was awarded best PhD presentation at the Victorian Postgraduate Criminology Conference on 22 June 2018. Jessica presented on her research into men's behaviour change programs and evaluating what works. The Royal Commission into Family Violence identified men's behaviour change programs as crucial in family violence prevention.  Monash GFV reviewed the Minimum Standards for Men's Behaviour Change…

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